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From: dennishayden44@tiscali.co.uk
To: neils@rosenblatt-law.co.uk; sevans1905@hotmail..com
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Subject: Supreme Court verdict of 2012 is exposed as fallacious.
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:10:35 +0100

Hello Neil and Stephen ,

THE LOW DOSE LOW LEVEL RADIATION ( FALL OUT )
THE COVER UP AND DENIAL CONTINUES .

The truth of causation, as with the assassination Litvinenko by ingested low dose alpha radiation poisoning in 2006 , has again been officially admitted ( see attched ), this time by the Army in 2003 , yet contradictorily denied by the MoD as having anything to do with the ill health and deaths of armed forces personnel in the past , present and no doubt will continue to be in the future .

The Supreme Court, 4 to 3 verdict of March 2012, as you know has been a grave concern of mine . On the basis of evidence held it should not have happened and, to my knowledge, this verdict still remains unchallenged by legal process .

The blocking of the main trial case of over 1000 veterans and widows , from proceeding to full high court stated the veterans have no evidence of causation .That legal conclusion was and remains a fallacy which needs to be redressed . The Law Lords allowed the Government’s fallacious view to prevail that fall out is low dose , low level radiation ( LDLLR) and therefore of no consequence to health . That is completely untrue. The truth of the science has been admitted by the government scientist at the Health Protection Agency ( Litvinenko’s death 2006 ) and by the Military (Nato Field Commanders Advice – 1997 ) .

Judge Foskett in 2009 understood the science when he stated that fall out ( LDLLR alpha and beta radiation) is the “ prime causal link to ill health in nuclear veterans” and the Rowland study ( showing elevated chromosomal translocations in veterans from fall out ) is “crucial and pivotal” to his decision to allow all cases from the Limitation trial to proceed .

REPORT 25 APRIL 2013 [ attached ] CONFIRMS THE ARMY’S 2003 VIEW THAT LDLLR “ HAS POTENTIAL TO CAUSE ILL HEALTH”.

Please see attached report of official admission of the ill health effects of inhaled/ ingested LDLLR and contradictory denial from the MoD in yesterday’s – 25 April , Daily Mail. The government are in a state of contradictory admission / denial of the effects of LDLLR. It is reasonable to ask – Why ? To protect nuclear industry against responsibility and accountability for the 24/7 discharge under licence of this type of radiation by nuclear industry into rivers , oceans and atmosphere resulting in bystander population childhood leukaemias , immune system damage etc etc . The motive for denial of LDLLR alpha and beta radiation , as with the nuclear tests of the 1950’s – 60’s ,as the attached shows , enables the government/MoD to continue to fatally poison our sons and our daughters serving today in the armed forces by using the new generation nuclear weapons : tactical depleted uranium bombs since Kosovo, 1991 .

It is ironic that Blair ordered our troops into Iraq because this country falsely had weapons of mass destruction only to then use 2,000 tons of munitions laced with depleted uranium against them . Surely this is the direct opposite action to what is needed to win the hearts and minds of people ?

The reference to the Army Doctors report was probably the NATO document written by a UK Brigadier sent to the legal team as evidence some years ago.. This document also warned that troops would risk passing genetic damage to their children and grandchildren by the inhalation of low dose , low level radiation from the microscopic alpha and beta emitting particles in the fall out of depleted uranium ( DU ) used as bunker busting bombs and tank bursting shells in Kosovo (1991) , Iraq ( 1st Gulf War in 1997 and 2nd in 2003) and Afghanistan.

The causal link to ill health here is the SAME causal link to legacy ill health noted by Judge Foskett in the case of nuclear test veterans i.e , inhaled ingested low dose , low level radioactive fall out from a nuclear weapon . As the eminent scientist and expert on DU / low dose radiation , Dr Busby , says in the Daily Mail report : “ Anyone who inhales it risks terrible health problems .”

The white plastic card handed to Iraq War veterans by Army Officials I believe is useful evidence , it admits :

“ You have been working in an area were depleted uranium (DU ) munitions have been used . DU has the potential to cause ill health . You may have been exposed to dust containing DU during your deployment .” This would clearly have been equally relevant advice for 1950’s and 60’s nuclear test veterans . The motives for the cover – up and denial of the health effects of LDLLR applied to the nuclear test veterans and avoidance of accountability and responsibility for ill health is a similar crime against humanity .

I trust you will consider that the official admitted truth of legacy ill health effects from LDLLR will be brought to the notice of Treasury Solicitors , the Supreme Court and any Judges handling cases of victims of radioactivity .

Please distribute this report to all who are working to achieve justice . I believe contact with the Iraq War veteran and the Daily Mail reporter is a priority . The MoD paid £400,000 compensation to a civilian typist suffering occupational repetitive stress syndrome . The Iraq war victim of radiation, Katrina Brown , is at least morally and ethically entitled to the cost of possible life saving treatment for the auto-immune system damage she acquired in service than a typist not risking her life for government policy .

Or will it forever remain that members of the armed forces are to be politically excluded from justice and regarded as cannon fodder to be used , abused and then abandoned ?

We surely can’t just sit by and say and do nothing .

Best wishes ,

Dennis

From: Ian Anderson
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:45 PM
To: Dennis Hayden ; Neil Sampson ; Stephen Evans
Cc: alan-rimmer@live.co.uk ; DAI WILLIAMS ; DEREK FIDDAMAN ; Archie Ross ; DAVID WHYTE ; PAUL ; nicmaclellan@optusnet.com.au ; ALAN BATCHELOR ; ANNA ; Chris Busby
Subject: : RE: Supreme Court verdict of 2012 is exposed as fallacious.

Ian Anderson, Esq.
Post Office Box 150362
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-0362
USA

Telephone/Fax: 347-492-9489
E-mail: iandersonadvocate@msn.com
Website: http://www..ianandersonadvocate.com/

Dennis,

Thank you for your e- mail on low dose radiation which I found very interesting.

The trick is to make the public believe that low dose radiation is safe since it will not penetrate the skin barrier and damage internal organs.

This of course is true, but it is only half the story. If human beings did not need to constantly inhale a gas found on our planet called “air”, low dose radiation would only be a minor problem.

However we all inhale 24/7 and in doing so take into our lungs and blood stream “air” particles, which, if previously exposed to low level radiation will also carry small amounts of radiation through the lungs into all organs of the body which the blood stream reaches.While the same low dose of radiation will have little or no effect while OUTSIDE the body, it will have a devastating long term effect once it enters the body and the blood stream.

I have a Federal case here at the moment on this issue involving workers whose occupational illnesses only became manifest, like the Veterans, many years after inhaling irradiated air particles.

Ian.

Hello Ian ,

Thank you for your helpful comments on the ‘trick’ of downplaying the severity of low dose radiation by government.The concise way you have explained this will be useful to me and many others wishing to understand this subject and to comment upon it .

I’ve had a response from Sue Reid who wrote the Daily Mail report on the plight of Army Nurse , Katrina Brown , exposed to Depleted Uranium in 2003. . Sue agreed with the hope expressed that this story will embarrass the government to pay for this veterans medical treatment and added that the government are “very good at failing to protect our troops.” I thought obviously more information is needed by the journalist and will email her again to say there are certain things the government could do and should do to assist this Army Nurse who is being betrayed just as nuclear test veterans and widows are being betrayed .So, the failure to protect our troops against radiation is not a new phenomena , it is an on going policy . This will include the obligation under EU96/29 to medically monitor persons exposed to ionising radiation [ falsely dismissed as ‘not applicable to military personnel’] , which of course would include cytogenetic blood tests to detect genetic damage .

I will copy the email to Sue to all addressees . Meantime for those who may wish to add any comment about the Daily Mail report the journalists email address is Sue.Reid@dailymail.co.uk

I hope your plans regarding Edinburgh are reaching fruition .

All the best,

Dennis

From: Dennis Hayden
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 8:10 PM
To: neils@rosenblatt-law.co.uk ; STEPHEN EVANS
Cc: alan-rimmer@live.co.uk ; DAI WILLIAMS ; DEREK FIDDAMAN ; Archie Ross ; DAVID WHYTE ; PAUL ; nicmaclellan@optusnet.com.au ; ALAN BATCHELOR ; ANNA ; Dr Chris Busby
Subject: Supreme Court verdict of 2012 is exposed as fallacious.

Hello Neil and Stephen ,

THE LOW DOSE LOW LEVEL RADIATION ( FALL OUT )
THE COVER UP AND DENIAL CONTINUES .

The truth of causation, as with the assassination Litvinenko by ingested low dose alpha radiation poisoning in 2006 , has again been officially admitted ( see attched ), this time by the Army in 2003 , yet contradictorily denied by the MoD as having anything to do with the ill health and deaths of armed forces personnel in the past , present and no doubt will continue to be in the future .

The Supreme Court, 4 to 3 verdict of March 2012, as you know has been a grave concern of mine . On the basis of evidence held it should not have happened and, to my knowledge, this verdict still remains unchallenged by legal process .

The blocking of the main trial case of over 1000 veterans and widows , from proceeding to full high court stated the veterans have no evidence of causation .That legal conclusion was and remains a fallacy which needs to be redressed . The Law Lords allowed the Government’s fallacious view to prevail that fall out is low dose , low level radiation ( LDLLR) and therefore of no consequence to health . That is completely untrue. The truth of the science has been admitted by the government scientist at the Health Protection Agency ( Litvinenko’s death 2006 ) and by the Military (Nato Field Commanders Advice – 1997 ) .

Judge Foskett in 2009 understood the science when he stated that fall out ( LDLLR alpha and beta radiation) is the “ prime causal link to ill health in nuclear veterans” and the Rowland study ( showing elevated chromosomal translocations in veterans from fall out ) is “crucial and pivotal” to his decision to allow all cases from the Limitation trial to proceed .

REPORT 25 APRIL 2013 [ attached ] CONFIRMS THE ARMY’S 2003 VIEW THAT LDLLR “ HAS POTENTIAL TO CAUSE ILL HEALTH”.

Please see attached report of official admission of the ill health effects of inhaled/ ingested LDLLR and contradictory denial from the MoD in yesterday’s – 25 April , Daily Mail. The government are in a state of contradictory admission / denial of the effects of LDLLR. It is reasonable to ask – Why ? To protect nuclear industry against responsibility and accountability for the 24/7 discharge under licence of this type of radiation by nuclear industry into rivers , oceans and atmosphere resulting in bystander population childhood leukaemias , immune system damage etc etc . The motive for denial of LDLLR alpha and beta radiation , as with the nuclear tests of the 1950’s – 60’s ,as the attached shows , enables the government/MoD to continue to fatally poison our sons and our daughters serving today in the armed forces by using the new generation nuclear weapons : tactical depleted uranium bombs since Kosovo, 1991 .

It is ironic that Blair ordered our troops into Iraq because this country falsely had weapons of mass destruction only to then use 2,000 tons of munitions laced with depleted uranium against them . Surely this is the direct opposite action to what is needed to win the hearts and minds of people ?

The reference to the Army Doctors report was probably the NATO document written by a UK Brigadier sent to the legal team as evidence some years ago. This document also warned that troops would risk passing genetic damage to their children and grandchildren by the inhalation of low dose , low level radiation from the microscopic alpha and beta emitting particles in the fall out of depleted uranium ( DU ) used as bunker busting bombs and tank bursting shells in Kosovo (1991) , Iraq ( 1st Gulf War in 1997 and 2nd in 2003) and Afghanistan.

The causal link to ill health here is the SAME causal link to legacy ill health noted by Judge Foskett in the case of nuclear test veterans i.e , inhaled ingested low dose , low level radioactive fall out from a nuclear weapon . As the eminent scientist and expert on DU / low dose radiation , Dr Busby , says in the Daily Mail report : “ Anyone who inhales it risks terrible health problems .”

The white plastic card handed to Iraq War veterans by Army Officials I believe is useful evidence , it admits :

“ You have been working in an area were depleted uranium (DU ) munitions have been used . DU has the potential to cause ill health . You may have been exposed to dust containing DU during your deployment .” This would clearly have been equally relevant advice for 1950’s and 60’s nuclear test veterans . The motives for the cover – up and denial of the health effects of LDLLR applied to the nuclear test veterans and avoidance of accountability and responsibility for ill health is a similar crime against humanity .

I trust you will consider that the official admitted truth of legacy ill health effects from LDLLR will be brought to the notice of Treasury Solicitors , the Supreme Court and any Judges handling cases of victims of radioactivity .

Please distribute this report to all who are working to achieve justice . I believe contact with the Iraq War veteran and the Daily Mail reporter is a priority . The MoD paid £400,000 compensation to a civilian typist suffering occupational repetitive stress syndrome . The Iraq war victim of radiation, Katrina Brown , is at least morally and ethically entitled to the cost of possible life saving treatment for the auto-immune system damage she acquired in service than a typist not risking her life for government policy .

Or will it forever remain that members of the armed forces are to be politically excluded from justice and regarded as cannon fodder to be used , abused and then abandoned ?

We surely can’t just sit by and say and do nothing .

Best wishes ,

Dennis

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From: Dennis Hayden [mailto:dennishayden44@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 08:45 PM
To: Sue Reid; DM S.Reid
Subject: KATRINA BROWN RADIATION CASUALTY

To Sue Reid
c/o Daily Mail

Thank you for your excellent report the Daily Mail of the 25th April . I hope this reaches you, I’ve tried to possible email formats .

I have forwarded the following which may be of interest . It is a tragedy that Katrina Brown and too many other members of the armed forces have been abused and let down .

Several years before the 2010 general election our now Prime Minister initiated a Military Covenant Commission. He promised , on board HMS Ark Royal , he would enshrine the MCC into law . On becoming Prime Minister this was quickly reneged upon . Not surprising because buried in the launch document it said any recommendations of the MCC must be actioned only from the existing MoD budget so the money would never be available . So , the MCC was just a public relations exercise to gain votes .

Nothing has changed . Our forces are tasked by politicians who have no moral scruples . The Military Covenant is broken , it works only one way . Those who serve , serve faithfully . The politicians promise a duty of care and then renege .

I hope your report will be enough to embarrass the government to pay for the duty of care owed to Katrina ,

With kind regards ,

Dennis Hayden
Nuclear Test Veteran
31 Beauchamp Meadow
Lydney
GL15 5NS
Tel : 01594 845118
Founder of the CVFI (2002)

Hi Sue ,

Thank you for your comment .I’m not a scientist but have read many peer reviewed scientific papers ,archive documents and other political and legal publications concerning the subject of inhaled and ingested radiation since founding the Combined Veterans’ Forum International in 2002 . Anyone who can read a scientific paper can easily form an opinion on this subject . The proof is overwhelming : there is no safe dose of radiation .

As you say , the Ministry of Defence / government are very good at “ failing to protect our troops” from the hazard of the military use of nuclear energy . This is because the causation of Katrina’s ill health is exposure to ionising radiation . Veterans who have been injured ,who suffer Ill- health , disability or death from the use of conventional weapons : eg land mines , sniper bullets, rpg’s etc are assured access to a duty of care . But health effects and premature death from radiation results in a wall of silence and denial for political sensitive reasons going back to the cold war .

The following may be of help to Katrina :

CAUSATION OF KATRINA’S ILL HEALTH

1) the cause of Katrina’s ill health is the same as the “prime causal link to ill health in nuclear test veterans” [ Judge Foskett in the Limitation Trial ( Nuclear Test Veterans ) at the High Court in June 2009 ] i.e .Katrina is victim of low dose , low level radiation – LDLLR – (alpha and beta particles ) inhaled or ingested into the body .

In Katrina’s case uranium – 238 is the prime causal link ( an alpha emitter ) . In the legal case of 1950’s –60’s nuclear test veterans the prime causal link is also alpha and beta emitters .

2) the prime causal link to the death of Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006 was from polonium – 210 ( a LDLLR alpha emitter ) he ingested an invisible to the eye quantity [ Dr Chris Busby has calculated the amount ] of this poison and Litvinenko died within three weeks .To reassure the public in London at the time government scientists from the Health Protection Agency [ HPA ] stated the public in London should not be concerned and ADMITTED CAUSATION because this type of radiation is not a hazard unless inhaled , ingested or enters the body by way of a cut or abrasion in the skin .

3) Canadian nuclear veterans in a legal submission to the Canadian Government gave evidence that LDLLR can also gain access to the body by way of hair follicles on the skins surface .

You may wish to know what happens when this LDLLR gets inside the body ?

1) This radiation , once inside the body , enters the blood stream and can target any part of the body . It lodges in tissue , organs and in bone . Different alpha and beta emitters target specific body parts eg strontium –90 , a beta emitter adheres to bone , causing bone cancer and early leukaemia .

2) Immune system damage, in Katrina , is also common in 1950’ and 60’s nuclear test veterans . Katrina’s serious auto – immune damage, systemic sclerosis , is not a ‘chance occurrence’ . [The ‘chance occurrence’ excuse is given by the government scientists on behalf of the MoD to military radiation casualties and on behalf of childhood leukaemia clusters on behalf of nuclear industry] .

3) Other illnesses and effects include , sterility , still births , genetically damaged children and grandchildren from exposed parents , premature heart disease from beta emitter caesium – 137 which caused premature heart failure in children as young as 10 years old from the fall out close to Chernobyl . Serious long term skeletal and muscular disease , multiple and premature mutation of cell next to lodged alpha and beta emitting particles leads to damage organs and cancers over anything from 5 . 10 to 30 years following exposure .

WHAT IS KNOWN BY GOVERNMENT ON CAUSATION ?

How much is known of the effects of LDLLR once it has gained access INSIDE the body the government ?

The Government know everything about causation yet, they deny everything . They know :

1) it causes genetic damage . So much so , a committee to examine radiation risk from internal emitters ( CERRIE ) was sabotaged in 2003 by threats to independent scientist on the committee. DEFRA lawyers prevented the independent scientists ( Dr Chris Busby and Richard Bramhall ) from giving their opinion and the Environment Minister who set up the committee was replaced .

Cytogenetic blood testing , a technique to determine genetic damage in radiation exposed persons,has been used for decades to monitor nuclear workers in Russia .

2) The UK Medical Research Council [MRC ) Unit , Edinburgh found increased translocated chromosomes ( genetic damage) in UK nuclear test veteran in 1983 .The government has blocked this facility on all nuclear veterans since that date . Approaches by Katrina to the National Health service to cytgoenetically check her blood for radiation induced genetic damage would be sent to the Ministry of Defence and blocked .

In preference to testing the blood of nuclear test veterans Micheal Redfern QC in the 2010 Redfern Report, ( a 700 page plus report into the removal of tissue , organ and bone from nuclear power workers , without family consent at post mortems ) noted that for over 4 decades nuclear test veterans are also analysed under post mortem Medical Research – MR 185 .We have evidence this is still being continued . On death it is very likely Katrina’s body will be secretly used for tissue , bone and organ analysis using MR –185.

3) They have admitted LDLLR in the case of Litvinenko’s death . Yet they deny to deny its possibility for political reasons in nuclear test veterans , Gulf war veterans and ANY person exposed to ionising radiation . This is despite European Union direction EU96/29 set in 1996 , approved into statutory law in a full sitting of the European Parliament on the 10th of May 2007 which requires ALL member states are obliged to monitor all persons exposed to radiation . This of course would include cytogentic blood testing for genetic damage . This would apply to nuclear veterans such as Katrina .

However the Service Personnel Veterans Agency (SPVA ) in 2008 sought advice from the SPVA Procedural and Legislative Guidance Team to close this danger to governments policy of covert blood testing only and this MoD team of officials produced the following , taken from revised Secretary of State SoSRD Notes for Guidance ( War Pensions ) VO4 :

“ The European Directive 96/29 Euratom lays down revised basic safety standards for the protection of the ill health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation . It does not therefore only apply to members of the Armed Forces still serving but appears to be very broad in what it covers . I can only suggest that any veteran contact the Department for the Environment , Food and Rural Affair ( DEFRA ) at http://www.defra.gov.uk for further information on the directive and medical monitoring and genetic testing.”

This was information was obtained by a nuclear veteran applying for a pension for cancer . Like many, this veteran who died before he could get to the pension appeal tribunal , contacted DEFRA . Like all veterans who apply for genetic testing to DEFRA he was referred by DEFRA to the Ministry of Defence . The Ministry of Defence response is the the EU directive does not apply to the military use of nuclear energy .

If you are in contact with Katrina please pass the following message . Don’t give up . Don’t let them win . The MoD owe you a duty of care . The polluter who caused your illness has a moral and ethical duty to pay for your medical monitoring and treatment and much, much else besides . The law is on her side because she has been occupationally exposed to a very toxic material in the service of your country .

The consensus of opinion in nuclear test veterans fighting for justice for radiation damaged veterans and their widows is that the truth will out . New evidence is emerging everyday .

I hope the Daily Mail will continue to support Katrina’s fight for a duty of care and perhaps launch an appeal fund for her treatment which is shamefully being ignored by her former employer the Ministry of Defence . It is the duty of the newspapers in any democracy to expose abuse of power by government . This is the underlying reason, we veterans believe, the Leveson Inquiry is being used by government to curb freedom of the press to report on matters liable to embarrass them and to introduce secret courts particularly in radiation linked matters . This cannot be right . Please keep up the good work .

Best wishes ,

Dennis Hayden
Nuclear Test Veteran

From: Sue Reid
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 8:53 PM
To: mailto:dennishayden44@tiscali.co.uk
Subject: Re: KATRINA BROWN RADIATION CASUALTY

Thanks Dennis. So do I – but they are very good at failing to protect our troops. S


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